Kamis, 20 Mei 2010

Gardening in the Shade




If you're lucky, the chance to garden in the shade under the canopy of mature shade trees you will not find many advantages in research, in full sun garden. Shade trees moderate temperatures during the hot summer months and provide gardens with structure, privacy and year-round interest. Shade gardens are easier to manage than the gardens of the sun, as to draw less water and less involved weeds. Shade is important for the welfare of the people and plants. The number of plants that can grow in shade, it is huge, do good, in fact many plants would be at least protection from exposure to sunlight.

The first thing to do when planning a shade garden on the field survey. We seek to understand the space, within a few days, what kind of shadows. Also take the trees to provide shade and create conditions that are inside There are three types of mottled shadow, shadow side and deep shadows. Understanding the characteristics of each is important when selecting plants for your garden. While there are many advantages to gardening in at least some shade, deep shade conditions can be difficult. Only if you know what type of shade your dealing with the selection start, you should plant your garden.

Penumbra is perhaps the easiest type of shade in the garden. It occurs under deciduous trees where there are no drastic changes in the amount of sunlight reaches the ground all year round by a patchwork of shade and sun in summer and winter, full sun after the trees shed their leaves. Many shade tolerant plants such as Trillium, Epimedium, anemone and various bulbs, these conditions of flowers in spring, while still more or less regular light in the garden.

Part shade occurs as the sun moves across the sky. It creates situations such as full sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. Only the most sun loving plants can not survive in conditions of partial shade. And 'ideal for plants, the sun, but tolerates some shade. Afternoon shade in this situation is quite positive for the plants, how to protect themselves from the sun during the hottest hours of the day. If the opposite is the case, shade in the morning and afternoon sun, some plants are generally considered the cool of the morning, having highlighted shadow sunlight gives way during the hottest hours of the day.

occurs in evergreen shade or in confined spaces and high buildings can be a stimulating environment to be in the garden. The ground of evergreens is usually poor due to the lack of an annual leaf fall, which has layers of organic mulch in hardwood forests. Plants selected for deep shade gardens need not only be tolerant of shade-loving. When choosing plants, remember there is a big difference between plants that survive in the shadows, and those who can thrive in it. Summer Sweet (clethera), for example, thrives in the shade and full and lush, while ends looking gaunt rhododendrons grow in shade, but also in partial shade.

When planting in the shade under the canopy of evergreens, garden compost is to increase nutrients in the soil and the ability to retain water. Before starting to plant, look to see if there are branches that can be pruned to allow dappled sunlight in the garden. Although there are many wonderful shade loving plants available, you may need to prune the trees surrounding selectively enable at least the sun into the room.

Many plants thrive in the shade as hosta, have developed large leaves and interesting foliage to capture as a way for plants as much sunlight as possible. In summer, the foliage of trees shade the focal point of the garden. variegated foliage adds a touch of brightness and the illusion of light among the sea of green. Use different shades of green to the garden as well. Bright yellow-green light in a shady place and a deeper blue-green to create a sense of depth, so that a space feel larger than it is. Remember, colors look different in the shade. Colors appear washed out in full sun shade are vibrant and intense. Help unify the garden by repeating patterns interesting color, texture and shape.

While there are some summer flowers and herbs that will do good in shadow, is to plant a row of shrubs, perennials, bulbs and ferns which offer almost unlimited possibilities. From spring flowering bulbs and complex displays of foliage during the summer to winter and the beginning of flowering evergreen shrubs to provide shade gardens gardening pleasure all year and many more options and opportunities than any other type of garden.


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